The fly

By ColleenA
The flowers on this Euphorbia give off an unpleasant smell which seems to attracts flies to them.
He sat still just long enough for me to get a quick photo

Tags: Close-up and macro Close up and macro

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Joline Plus
14 30 58 United States
17 Sep 2020 12:43PM
What an unusual plant. Good shot!
SUE118 Plus
12 8 1 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2020 1:19PM
Super macros shot.
17 Sep 2020 1:41PM
unpleasant odor, but quite photogenic
you can't have everything Smile
17 Sep 2020 1:53PM
Excellent capture with great timing , Colleen! SmileSmileSmile

manicam 16 44 1 Canada
17 Sep 2020 1:56PM
Wow excellent capture Colleen.

Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
17 Sep 2020 2:21PM
Excellent capture Colleen. It looks like a fun place for a bug.
viscostatic 14 47 8 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2020 2:40PM
Very unusual flowers. Interesting to see and the fly is a real bonus.

TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
17 Sep 2020 3:47PM
As previously mentioned, pretty little flowers, with the kind fly dropping in to help give a sense of scale 😃👍
Trev 😀
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2020 4:25PM
A plant that I have never seen... The fly is a bonus Colleen !!
Beautiful work, Isabel GrinGrin
17 Sep 2020 4:32PM
They look nice even if they pongSmileSmileSmile, great detailed capture Colleen.SmileSmile
clicknimagine Plus
10 715 101 India
17 Sep 2020 4:32PM
Beautiful, the fly adds a lot to the composition...
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2162 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2020 4:49PM
I'm always attracted to euphorbia, there are so many pretty types, and this is no exception.....with a bonus fly too.
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2020 4:50PM

Quote:Very unusual flowers. Interesting to see and the fly is a real bonus.


Love the different shades of green,
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2020 5:35AM
Fascinating shot and description. Iím guessing that the smell is to attract the flies which then pollinate the plant.

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